Thursday, May 8, 2014

His Eye is on the Sparrow By Lisa Sparrow ~ Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours ~ Interview

His Eye is on the Sparrow
By Lisa Sparrow

Crystal: Today as part of this Write Now Literary Virtual Book tour, I have the chance to ask Lisa Y. Sparrow a few questions. Welcome Lisa, I'm so excited to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Lisa: I am a 44 year old single mother of two wonderful children, Lauren and Leon. Writing is my passion and very cathartic for me. My goal is to become a motivational speaker, full time author, and mental health advocate.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Lisa: I don’t have a favorite scene per se. The subject matter isn’t pleasant, but because writing is cathartic for me it’s all served to help in the healing process. 
Where did you come up with the idea for His Eye is on the Sparrow?
I got frustrated trying to find books trying to understand depression and they are either written by mental health professionals or celebrities and I am neither, I am everyday people. I have had alot of people ask me what can they do to help when I am in a mental health episode and it reasons that people just want to understand and help their loved ones, so I wrote this for them. 

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Lisa: Right now I’m working on another autobiography about an 18 month period of time when a childhood friend tried to kill me. I spent a lot of time trying to rebuild my life after that and this book will talk about the many challenges that I encountered.

Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?

Lisa: I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) , which causes me to clean constantly.  My whole apartment HAS to be clean, I light candles and listen to my play list on my phone.

Crystal:Did you have to do a lot of research this book or any other?

Lisa: Yes. I read everything that I could get my paws on about the big rambling gothic insane asylums, history of the mental health movement and treatments. I cried more than I can possibly admit and am grateful that I was born during THIS time period.

Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?

Lisa: Donald Goines, E. Lynn Harris, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Mary Monroe, Regena Thomashauer, and SARK.

Crystal:Is there a genre you haven't written that you would like to try?

Lisa: I would love to try my hand at romance.

About The Book:

Lisa Sparrow has never felt loved or wanted. Born into a family that she never quite fit into, her childhood was spent alternating between the foster care system and various mental health institutions. How could the very people charged to protect her make her feel so worthless?
From the agony of multiple miscarriages to the pain of never feeling love from anyone, Lisa Y.
Sparrow reveals the most intimate of details of her life in the hopes that someone is freed from their own prison of mental illness.

Genre Autobiography / Mental Health
Print Length: 110 pages
Publisher: Virtuous Ink Publishing (December 12, 2013)
ASIN: B00HBU530O Ebook
ISBN-10: 0988625938
ISBN-13: 978-0988625938
About The Author

Newcomer Lisa Sparrow has endured more pain and loss in her life than anyone should be expected to. With her first book, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, she reveals the challenges she has faced in stunning detail. Lisa has learned the hard way that if you stay where you are in life, you’ll never reach your full potential. Her journey to self love and acceptance has been a hard fought battle and one she is led by God to share with her readers.
Lisa is a divorced mother of two wonderful children, Lauren and Leon, and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She currently works as clerical support for a local lighting company.
With His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Lisa hopes to shed some light on the subject of mental illness in this country and the process of Although this is Lisa’s first project, it certainly will not be her last. She is currently working on her second book, scheduled to be released in 2014.

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1 comment:

  1. It takes a lot of strength to share one's weaknesses and I salute the author for her willingness to do so. It sounds like she has definitely had an eventful life and I am glad that she has found a way to overcome her obstacles. I wish her good luck with the tour.